With 150 new and returning Volunteers already working in our school this year, Coordinator of Volunteer Services Joi Dickeman is excited about the community's commitment to the students of the Camdenton R-III School District. 

"Not a single day has gone by without the efforts of our volunteers making an impact in the classroom — helping our students with concepts taught in the class or assisting teachers with project readiness," states Dickemann.  "Pencils, scissors, and glue are being put to use, and our 'to do' list grows each day."  

Fall is the perfect time to get Back-to-School with the Volunteers in Public Schools program, and our teachers and students are anxiously awaiting your assistance!  The VIPS Program has veteran volunteers and new volunteers who give according to their availability, from several days a week to ½-hour increments quarterly. 

“Every minute in our school benefits our students, whether you are here daily or monthly.  Our Outstanding Adults Reading with Students (OARS) Program begins October 24 at Oak Ridge Intermediate and occurs four times a year involving ½ hour sessions.  Volunteers make lasting relationships with their OARS Partner by reading together and sharing time," Dickemann said. "Call now for that opportunity.  You will leave with a smile!"

 To learn more about volunteer opportunities you can go to our website at camdentonschools.org and under the Programs tab click on School Volunteer Program.  New positions are updated often.  Call the VIPS office at 573-346-9243 for more information and to volunteer.